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hello monday {first full week of school}

August 27th | an everyday moment, hello monday

The boys started school on Thursday last week. It’s kind of nice to have a couple days and then a weekend. We have to get used to early mornings again! How about some hellos for this week?

Hello to 3rd grade and 5th grade. It’s hard for me to believe!

Hello to brand new {awesome} teachers.

Hello trying to get to bed on time.

Hello trying to get up on time!

Hello chalkboard placemats. Love! You can find them here.

Hello doodling sweet messages for a new year.

Hello tablecloth found at a thrift store.

Hello sunflowers–perfect for fall.

Hello chicken tacos and spaghetti with meatballs on our dinner menu this week.

Hello making lots so we have leftovers.

Hello crock pot. I’m getting inspired to use you again.

Hello new recipes to try.

Hello new dark hair. I’m not sure what I think yet!

Hello wearing scarves in my hair. Fun and easy.

Hello brand new week. Hello new beginning. I love a fresh start–don’t you?

20 Responses

  1. LOVD says:

    This is our first full week of school, too. We will survive, we will survive, hey hey!!

  2. Cathy Kelemen says:

    Love love love the dark hair! Been thinking of going darker myself…..but then whenever I have a baby I do something a little more drastic afterwards….this time I might do it just a few days before :)

  3. tahnie says:

    linking up for the first time! i’m so excited! :)

    thanks lisa! hope your week is beautiful!

  4. Jayne T. says:

    Thank you for sharing. It’s a neat way to have a “to do” list that is a bit more creative than my standard paper and pencil. Maybe it will help this visual learner stay on task.

  5. Linda says:

    Hello photo stylist! You really are good at that. Awesome pics!

  6. Hello Lisa! Love your back to school table setting! Your chalkboard placemats are too cute :)

  7. Marnie says:

    For what its worth…I’m loving your new hair color.

  8. Cheryl @ Kids On A Plane says:

    Lisa, you look awesome with the darker hair!

    Love the chalkboard placements. The table decor looks so inviting. Looking forward to a regular routine next week (when school starts here) and colder temps.

  9. Michelle says:

    Hi Lisa! I have a 5th grader too, and a 1st grader! I love what you did with your table…what a sweet way for your boys to start their new year. I have to order those place mats, my kids will love them! Thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to do a little something on our table to make my kids’ first day special too.
    I hope your boys have a great school year! Your hair looks great…I like it either way! :)

  10. I love your chalkboard placemats. I’m ready to bust out my crock pot too. Happy Monday!

  11. sandra says:

    LOVE the dark hair Lisa!
    Your boys are so loved.
    What a fun way to make a scary/nervous time fun!

  12. Rita Barton says:

    Oh Lisa, you did such a sweet job making the day special…I wish I could do that but I’m more the run-around-like-a-chicken-with-it’s-head-cut-off kind of person! I did manage to make mini muffins, though…and I’m linking up!

  13. Megan says:

    How cute are you with the flags in the apples?! I love it! I bet that made them feel so special – you seem to be pretty good at that!

  14. your plates are such lovely colors and i love those chalkboard placemats!!

  15. Kelli says:

    Hello to teacher-meetings for me & the hubster {school starts next week!}. Sniff, sniff! Hello to time with Grandma and big cousin for my girls, and hello to my husband’s birthday Saturday!

  16. deborah says:

    It takes a little to get back into a school schedule. Our homeschool is starting this week. We just got home from visiting my family in Ohio. We are taking a couple days to get unpacked and settled back in and then we will jump into school. I’m thinking it will be good, as you said, to have a couple days and then the weekend!

    Love your photos and the placemats. I’m thinking they would make a good Christmas list idea!

  17. Vivian says:

    Wow! LOVE the whole setup. I just went back to bed the first day of school, I mean it felt like a day that would never come!! Good thing we are in school year round, I can plan on making something so awesome like this after their fall break. Never too late :)

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